Fall's Sexiest Waves

Glossy, beachy, old-Hollywood—we've seen every possible variation of waves cross our desks. But none took our breath away like these pretty, messy ones created by Luigi Murenu for Allure's November issue. They're a stripped-down, roughed-up, insanely sexy version that we want to wear every day for the next four months.

Just remember to always apply a heat protectant spray before heat styling. And treat your curls to a deep condition at least once a week to keep them healthy.

Get the Look

  1. Apply a baseball-size mound of mousse (Murenu, a spokesman for Kérastase, likes the brand's Mousse Bouffant) on dry hair from roots to ends until they feel slightly wet. Using the mousse on dry hair will create a slightly uneven, matte finish, which is what you want here.
  2. Rough-dry the hair, then wind random sections around a one-inch curling iron, starting at the midlengths and leaving the ends free. Only hold each section for two to three seconds—you don't want a ringlet, just a slight bend.
  3. Run a flatiron over the ends to make them sharp. Then finish with a light mist of aerosol shine spray.

For more romantic hair ideas—and tips from Murenu—check out the November issue of Allure, on stands now.